In the news… the UBC debacle

Home Affairs fails to enforce damaging regs

TNW has established that immigration officials are selectively enforcing the new regulations governing movement of minors across SA borders.

Are SA’s visa rules too much?

The International Air Transport Association (Iata) notes with concern South Africa’s new immigration measures that were supposed to come into effect on Monday, including requiring adults travelling with children to carry unabridged birth certificates.

New visa rules won’t stop child trafficking

The director of the Centre for Child Law, Ann Skelton, fears South Africa’s new visa rules will drive child trafficking deeper underground.

Air China Delays Introduction

Air China flights between Beijing and Johannesburg have been delayed indefinitely. The service was due to start later this month. However, the delay follows a Chinese government travel advisory issued due to the xenophobic violence, which has wracked South Africa.

In case you missed it…

If you missed last weekend’s report in Carte Blanche featuring ASATA CEO Otto De Vriescommenting on the impact of the new Immigration Regulations.

Using a sledgehammer to kill a mosquito

Using a sledgehammer to kill a mosquito! That’s how Otto de Vries, CEO of ASATA describes the “insane” policies of Malusi Gigaba’s Department of Home Affairs bringing South African tourism to its knees.